BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

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MattC
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BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by MattC » Sat 25 May 2019, 09:27

Hi.

For this day and age, and what's about, this may seem like strange question, but is there an 'updated' version of BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS? Since moving up to a 64bit machine, I can no longer run this application (rare, as it was). However, I like the idea of using it with some of my older programs. (Yes, I'm that kind o' guy.)

Matt

Ivan
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by Ivan » Sun 26 May 2019, 20:26

Hi Matt,

I'm the same kind of guy

I run Windows 10 64-bit and use 16- and 8-bit software from the eighties with this free software:

https://www.vmware.com/products/worksta ... ation.html

If you can get a Windows 98 II install CD and install as you did in the old days. I recommend you disable LAN, because Windows 98 can access the internet.

Regards

Ivan

PS. When you get used to use virtuel computers you may get to know iso-install.

MattC
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by MattC » Sun 26 May 2019, 20:43

Thanks Ivan. I'll definitely look into that.

However, I was also looking for a way to run older BBC programs on other machines as well, like my one at work. Installing a simple interpreter like BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS seemed like a great idea. I know (to a certain extent) I could always convert it into a .EXE in BB4W, but I like the idea of using the old version.

Never mind. Thanks for the reply.

Matt

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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by Ivan » Mon 27 May 2019, 12:44

You can use the DOS part of Windows 98.

Or you can install DOS from diskettes. Then you will need a USB-diskette drive.

DDRM
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by DDRM » Mon 27 May 2019, 18:14

Have you looked on Richard's BBC BASIC home page?

http://www.bbcbasic.co.uk/bbcbasic.html

There's a link there that appears to be current?

Best wishes,

D

MattC
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by MattC » Mon 27 May 2019, 20:42

The links are active, but the 86 DOS one still links to the 2005 version, which doesn't work on my 64bit computer.

Thanks, though.

Matt

Ivan
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by Ivan » Tue 28 May 2019, 20:04

Like this:
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Repton
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by Repton » Wed 26 Jun 2019, 12:58

HI

'Hi.

For this day and age, and what's about, this may seem like strange question, but is there an 'updated' version of BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS? Since moving up to a 64bit machine, I can no longer run this application (rare, as it was). However, I like the idea of using it with some of my older programs. (Yes, I'm that kind o' guy.)

Matt
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I am already running for cover at the incomming response :)

It would be nice if this version was open source as well since I understand low level dos even less that low level/direct xwindows

ie when you issue a basic Draw command whats really going under the hood . Thats what I want to know. I realise its not all fairies and pixes .

p_m21987
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Re: BBC BASIC (86) for MS-DOS

Post by p_m21987 » Wed 26 Jun 2019, 15:02

You should look into DOSBox if you want to use DOS software on modern computers.

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